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My SVT Focus
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By **0*SILVERMAGIC*4**
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Iíve had the car for 5 months, the exterior is great. Put a vinyl top dress it up and turn heads. Performance is awesome, wheels are great, steering and turning corners are fun, passing people on the highway is cool. The interior design is awesome looking. Seats are comfy and stereo sound system is great. 6 disk CD changer and green glow gauges. 6 speed manual transmission is great.


Best Features

The best features the car has are the rims, projector headlights and fog, exhaust sound, performance, reliable,suspension, interior, and stereo sound system and moonroof!


Worst Features

Suggested improvements would be speed. It's great and all but youd expect more horsepower in a sports car from SVT.


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Great little car
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By James
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This car is the complete package. Sporty, well-appointed, practical, and comfortable. The engine has two personalities: docile and tame in normal driving, with excellent power when revving past 5500rpm. Great for the track, but it is a little hard to extract fun and performance on the street. Also surges when cruising. Aside from this, it's a great-looking little car with decent back seat room, and phenomenal cargo room for a compact. The handling is amazing considering its refined ride. Everything works, no rattles, and is thankfully very low-key as a performance vehicle. Mileage isn't impressive. List of features is excellent for a small car, and yetrelatively inexpensive. Highly recommended!


Best Features

Looks, exhaust note (stock), great balance of ride and handling, great non-HID headlights, fuel filler on passenger side.


Worst Features

More torque, eliminate the cruising surge, V6 would make more sense than a 4-banger. Would love to see carburetors, but that'll never happen.


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Fun little hot rod from SVT
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By Chris
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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What a great car! Having owned SVT products in the past, I have always been impressed with the performance, handling and all around fun factor of these cars. This Focus was no exception. That being said, it does have it's "quirkiness", mainly that the engine has an emissions-control function that makes the revs hang in-between shifts and that the dual-stage flywheel takes some getting used to. However, these are easily corrected by a "tune" for the ECU. It also adds 10 HP to wheels and allows you to scan for DTC's. The car handles extremely well for a front driver. You can actually get it to four wheel drift!! I have the EAP package-a must have!


Best Features

Recaro heated seats, HID's, low- profile 215 series tires w/lightweight rims, engine block heater (very nice for here in New England) and the great Audiophile system that comes with this EAP package.


Worst Features

I had to installl a tune to cure the goofiness with the engine, and a short throw shifter with the Getrag counterweight removed really enhances the shifting of this car!! Could certainly use a better factory tune.


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Love it!
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By FocusFanatic
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I bought this '04 SVT back in August of last year in Nebraska, flew in signed the paperwork, and drove back to Ohio. I was not dissapointed. This car is fun to drive, great mileage, and with a few mods, you can up the ponies and the performance for just fraction of the costs for other vehicles.


Best Features

I would have to say my favorite features area the Recaro seats and the HID Headlamps. But the factory stereo does thump.


Worst Features

Just up the ponies a little bit from the factory


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A Blast to Drive
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By Captcomputer
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2004 Ford Focus SVT SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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After doing my homework on this car I had to have one. The SVT is the most fun to drive for under $20k. For that little itch inside that we all have, it has that punch when you just want to shoot around a slowpoke in traffic. The ride is right on, not too stiff yet enough to throw it around a corner when in a hurry. Stereo is awesome for a compact car. Tire class is right up there. If you're asking for more then you're asking to much. Interior room is comfortable for such a small car. Even for backseat passengers it is capable of comfort. The sunroof and leather bolsters around cloth seats gives it a taste of luxury. Suspension is A+. There are affordable bolt-ons that make it even better. A+


Best Features

6SPD tranny, 6 disc CD player w/subwoofer, sunroof, HID's, performance tires. grocery room. five passenger headrest. Color coded interior. A+ SVTOA membership and numbered build certificate. Tons of Focus owners web support. I can go on, but that's no fun for you. Go get you one. See for yourself.


Worst Features

Take-off is slow and hesitant. Gas mileage is a little low for a 2.0 liter non-boosted car. Short throw shifter is the #1 aftermarket bolt-on while an aftermarket air-intake is #2 with slight increase in HP/TQ for very little money. These are minor issues considering what this toy does at 5000RPM. :-)


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